By Angela Chong
Personal PodcasterApr 05, 2023
Changing Narratives by Sharing Your Voice w/ Brenda Hernandez Jaimes
Your voice has power. Your voice has power to bring about positive impact and change for entire communities if you let it.
We also discuss:
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & the Nay-Sayers
Being genuine fans of her guests
What it looks like to guide conversations
Viewing Content as a Gift w/ Rachel Druckenmiller
If we never share our perspectives, we are robbing others of the gifts we were meant to share.
Today’s guest is Rachel Druckenmiller, Founder of UNMUTED, where you can hire her as a professional keynote speaker to ignite energy, engagement, connection and resilience in your leaders and teams. As an awesome bonus, Rachel also sings!
We took a deep dive into what it means to share your gifts with others and how so many of us hold back out of fear or self- protection.
We also discuss:
Getting started content creating on Linkedin
Acknowledging the nay-sayers
How to find coaches that will propel you forward
You can connect with Rachel on Linkedin
Creating Content for Career Development w/ Jessica D. Winder
Being a content creator on LinkedIn can be advantageous AND tricky, as our guest today found out. Jessica D. Winder is now the SVP of People at Refine Labs and the Founder of Hidden Gem Career Coaching. With her expertise in HR in corporate America, she likes to share her takes on what's happening, in her content. As well as, help others succeed!
We also discuss:
- The vital importance of having a mentor
- How to start content creating on LinkedIn
- Her leadership journey and her current area of growth
You can connect with Jessica on LinkedIn
Content Creation and Helping Others w/ Tara Horstmeyer
Helping others is the crux of what Tara Horstmeyer does on a daily basis! We deep dive into her content creation on LinkedIn and within her business, Happy Words. Ultimately, having thoughtful conversations and interactions is what helped propel her success.
We also chat about other topics like:
- How success can mean what resonates
- How LinkedIn’s ecosystem is not going anywhere and how you can start posting
- Tara’s journey into entrepreneurship and her community that lifted her up
You can connect with Tara on LinkedIn
S3-E1: Evolving Your Podcasting Journey w/ Gaby Israel Grinberg
Beginning Season 3, we have Gaby Israel Grinberg–the CXO and Co-Founder of Proofpoint Marketing! We deep dive into her success stories of starting multiple podcasts and how they have enhanced her business.
We also chat about other podcasting topics like:
- Giftology and how to enhance your guest’s experiences!
- Not being afraid to iterate and evolve your show over time
- The framework that Gaby and Mike use for their podcast: The MSTR Marketer Show!
S2-E8: The Customer Engagement Lab w/ Travis Tyler
Practical episode structure tips, pre-interview tips, and how to cultivate self-awareness are all parts of today's discussion with podcaster, Travis Tyler!
As the Senior Digital Content Producer at PandaDoc, Travis brings years of podcasting experience to the table as the co-creator and Host of The Customer Engagement Lab.
Join us as we also dive into:
- Creating content that is truly unique
- Understanding what content will resonate with your audience
- Learning the signs of burnout and when it's best to step away from the mic
- Best professional development advice
This is an episode full of practical tips and definitely a few laughs along the conversation!
- NPR Startup Guide by Glen Weldon
- To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins
- 2 Bears, 1 Cave with Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer (Explicit)
- No Stupid Questions from Freakonomics and Angela Duckworth
Keep in touch with your host, Angela Chong, on LinkedIn.
S2-Ep7: Absurdity w/ Ryan Becker
There are quite a few gripping details about today’s conversation. For instance, the path to forgiveness and honing your podcasting skills are similar.
I wouldn’t have believed it either, but today’s guest, Ryan Becker, makes the most compelling argument, and I simply have to agree!
We also chat about other podcasting topics like:
- How to focus on the listener experience
- How to make an impact with your show
- Specifics about audio equipment
He also leaves us with some great professional career advice! Today’s episode is a must listen!
The resources mentioned are:
- Rise and Lead with Benjamin Lundquist
- The Future Chris Do
- The Experience by Bruce Loeffler and Brian Church
Stay connected with your host, Angela Chong on LinkedIn and wherever you listen to podcasts!
S2-E6: Staffing Growth Show w/ Diana Mitchell
Having a clear direction for your podcast is the MOST IMPORTANT aspect according to today's guest, Diana Mitchell!
Join Angela as they discuss:
- Starting out with a passion project podcast & the benefits
- Not being afraid to book guests for your episodes
- LinkedIn and it's B2B greatness
S2-Ep 5: Boss Locks w/ Walter Gainer II
Building a circle of support is key in building your podcast. Joining a community of podcasters is not just great for networking, it's great for support.
And support is needed now more than ever.
- His WHY in starting his show
- Relationship Building
- How podcasting can be used as a gateway portfolio
You can connect with Walter on LinkedIn, as linked above. And if you'd like to join his podcast community, text PODCAST to 914-353-4176
Please note that there were, unfortunately, recording software difficulties.
S2-Ep4: The Marketer's Guide w/ Samuel Cheong
The benefits of podcasting takes many forms! From thought leadership, to learning from guests, to upping your network.
Join Angela as she chats with Samuel on his new journey in the podcasting sphere and what he has already gained!
- how podcasting humanizes brands
- how podcasting is an intimate experience
- and what a good podcasting host brings to the studio
Other resources mentioned:
- Mason Cosby & The Marketing Ladder
- Joseph Lewin & The Strategic Marketer
- Ashley Faus, Director of Integrated Product Marketing at Atlassian
S2-Ep3: Go Pitch Yourself w/ Angie Trueblood
Pitching yourself to be a guest on someone else's podcast is a whole skill set. One that Angie has gotten down to a science!
Join Angela as she talks with Angie about:
- How being a guest can help you become a better podcast host
- Paying attention to what you enjoy about podcasting
- How narrowing your niche can be helpful
Find her on Linkedin here
S2-Ep2: The Strategic Marketer w/ Joseph Lewin
How do you fast forward your career with a podcast?
- How Joseph interviewed his current boss without previously knowing them
- Joseph's non-linear career path and how the podcast has helped him grow
- Tips & Tricks for interviewing guests
Be sure to check out The Strategic Marketer and reach out to Joseph on LinkedIn!
S2-Ep1: The Marketing Ladder w/ Mason Cosby
Welcome to Season 2 of Personal Podcaster!
Exploring the Question: How HAS Podcasting developed your career?
Join Angela as she interviews Mason Cosby, the Director of Growth at Mojo Media Labs!
- How podcasting can put you on others radar
- How he started his podcast, The Marketing Ladder!
- His mission to help others with their career
Thank you for tuning in!
Episode 16: Promotion + Relationship Building
You've recorded + edited your podcast episodes! Now what? Learn some basic promotional strategy as a means to continue your relationship with your guest. Also, be sure to follow through with your new found relationship!
This concludes Season 1 of Personal Podcaster--thank you so much for taking this journey! Hopefully these podcasting principles can help you land a dream job AND expand your network!
Episode 15: Personal Branding w/ Dan Sanchez
Personal Branding is a buzz word on LinkedIn these days--so what is it exactly? How do you narrow down your niche? How do you get started?
Angela is joined by Dan Sanchez who is now the Director of Audience Growth at Sweet Fish Media! This episode was one of the first recorded and was waiting to be released in this episode order. Something else to keep in mind when you're in your own podcasting journey: how long should you keep recordings before posting them? Probably not as long as I've held onto this one :)
You can find Dan on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/digitalmarketingdan/
Episode 14: Guest Booking & the Sales Mindset
Today, Angela talks about the strategies and mindsets to have when reaching out to potential guests for your show. These will most likely be future employers, so HOW do you approach them?
She shares a couple of suggestions for email wording, when to follow up, and most importantly, what to expect.
Episode 13: Recording equipment, Hosting platforms, & Editing tools
What is needed to get started equipment wise for your podcast? What if you have no budget? What if these tools are intimidating?
Angela breaks down the basics and which ones she used to begin. A professed beginner in audio editing, making the jump from Audacity to Adobe Audition was not as scary as it may seem.
Podcast Hosting Platforms mentioned:
Youtube Video explaining apple airbuds microphone
Episode 12: Cover Art w/ Cristina Larsen
What does it take to create compelling podcast Cover Art? How about for the non-designer? How do you develop your eye?
Hear my conversation with Cristina Larsen, one of Sweet Fish Media's amazing designers, as we dive into:
- the basics of design
- where to find inspiration
- an overview of Personal Podcaster's cover art
You can connect with Cristina at:
Episode 11: Getting Unstuck
What happens when you feel stuck in your side hustle endeavors?
A message to those who find themselves stuck in a rock and a hard place.
Plus a sneak peak of Season 2!
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Episode 10: Podcast Music w/ Cinnamon Denise
There is a LOT of thought, time and energy that goes into choosing great Podcast Music! Join Angela as she interviews Musician & Podcaster, Cinnamon Denise.
They dive into the logistics of podcast music, such as HOW to choose good music, where to find it, and where to use it within your show. But also the WHY of choosing good music and how it affects the audience experience.
Resources mentioned into today's episode:
You can listen to Cinnamon at The Music Executive
Episode 9: Hosting: Pt 3: Vocalization
Concluding our 3 part mini series on hosting, join Angela as she goes through various exercises for breathing, annunciation, and intonation.
Episode 8: Hosting: Pt 2: Pre-Interviews & Outlines
How to conduct a Podcasting PRE-Interview? What is it? What are good questions to ask?
Angela uncovers helpful tips and tricks for making the most of that 15-20 minute conversation!
Here is a helpful line for your email: "I normally start with a 15 minute pre-interview, where we can meet for a few minutes and narrow down our episode topic."
Here is a helpful "script," if you will, when starting off your pre-interview: "Thanks so much for being here! I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me.
In order to respect your time, we will dive right into a few questions I have prepared, and then at the end we can walk through technical details and schedule a date for the recording."
POV Discovery Pre-Interview Video (Sweet Fish Media)
Guest Outreach Video (Sweet Fish Media)
Episode 7: Hosting: Pt 1: Soundbites & Stories w/ Tami Sue Webster
Episode 6: Progress & Research w/ Rita Richa
Episode 5: Uplevel Your LinkedIn
It's time to take next your LinkedIn profile to the next level. It's also a great platform for episode and industry research for your personal podcast!
Also, learn what scrolling through LinkedIn can for you?
Connect with me on LinkedIn Here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-r-chong/
Episode 4: Episode Topics & Content Planning
You're ready to start a podcast and you have your podcast topic--now what?
On today's episode Angela breaks down a few helpful tools in order to create a list of topics that are EXACTLY what your audience wants to hear. And then how to organize it all.
Google Alphabet Soup an example from Sweet Fish
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Episode 3: Podcasting: Begin Simply and Simply Begin
In this episode, Angela shares her journey on finding her podcast topic and the questions that she was asked to help flesh out her ideas. She poses those same questions to you as a brainstorming tool, so that you can start narrowing down your podcast ideas TODAY.
Dan Sanchez--Director of Audience Growth at Sweet Fish (connect with him on LikendIn)
B2B Podcasting Course (found on Youtube, for free, by Sweet Fish)
Sweet Fish Blog